Jiangxi Normal University is located in the capital of Jiangxi province- Nanchang, a city rich in historical and cultural background and well-known for its reputation for natural abundance and heroic endeavor. The university is one of the members of state-province jointly construction and mid-western infrastructure projects. At present, there are 2 campuses, i.e. Yaohu Campus and Qingshanhu Lake Campus. The Universitys fields of study include Literature, History, Philosophy, Economics, Management, Law, Science, Engineering, Education and Fine Arts. The University has a considerable influence on the political, economic, cultural and social development of Jiangxi province, and the provincial government has designated it a priority normal university at the provincial level. The University occupies an area of more than 230 ha, and its buildings have a total floor space of more than 1,400,000ã¡. Its library holdings include more than 3.7 million hard text volumes, with an additional million volumes held as electronic texts. The Yaohu Lake Campus is not enclosed by a wall: rather, it is encircled by the 7km Yaohu Canal, giving it a particular social and ecological character of its own. The university currently has one national engineering research centre(National Engineering Research Centre for Carbonhydrate Synthesis), two China Ministry of Education key laboratories(Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research under the Ministry of Education, and Key Laboratory of Functional Small Organic Molecule under the Ministry of Education), ï¬1 national university science park,2 international S&T cooperation bases, 1 key lab under the General Administration of Sport,1 state level S&T service platform, 6 provincial level "2011 Collaborative Innovation Centres", 3 high level innovation platform projects for higher education institutions in Jiangxi Province,9 provincial key labs, 3 provincial engineering research centres, 3 provincial exemplar cultivation bases of production-education-research integration,2 provincial engineering labs,2 provincial engineering laboratories, 11 provincial key research bases of humanities and social sciences,10 provincial technology centres of Software Sciences, 3 journals published by the university are included in the Core Chinese Journals. Since 2010, the University has won one second-level national prize for progress in science and technology, one second prize of S&T progress among national university research achievements, and been awarded one grant for significant bidding project, 4 grants for key projects of the national-level social science fund, one grant for significant international cooperation project of the national-level natural science fund, one key project, one special project of the national-level "863" project, one pre-research project, one significant earmarked international cooperation project, one S&T support project of the national-level "973" project, one hundred and thirty five national social science fund projects, three hundred and five national natural science fund projects, four national software science projects, five key special S&T projects of Jiangxi Province, twenty projects of the S&T execution program of Jiangxi Provincial Education Department, three significant bidding projects, four key projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Fund for higher education institutions in Jiangxi Province. “863” project in which higher education institutions are to play the leading role, and the international cooperative projects together involve the expenditure of funds totalling more than five million Yuan, they are each an unprecedented breakthrough for any higher education institution in the Province. In 2011, the universitys total amount of research fund added up to 100 million yuan, total number of national-level social science fund projects and natural science fund projects ranked 10th among Normal Universities. According to The Nature Index 2014 Global published in March 2015, the University ranked, Number one in Jiangxi Province, 89th among all Chinese universities.